Why is the Progressive Left Helping the Elite Elect Hillary?

Published on Counterpunch, by PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS, April 22, 2016.

Have you noticed that it is not only the presstitute media and the two establishment political parties that are beating up on Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump but also the progressive left.  

Sometimes the messages overlap so much that the progressive left sounds like the One Percent. But mainly the progressive left is down on Sanders because he is “not pure,” and they don’t like Trump because he hurts people’s feelings and doesn’t apologize.

This is astounding. Here we are faced with the corrupt media and the corrupt party establishments determined to put in the Oval Office a tried and proven agent of the One Percent, and the progressive left is beating up on the only two alternatives! … //

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One Small Step for Bernie, One Giant Leap for Humankind, on Counterpunch, by ANDREW LEVINE, April 22, 2016: it used to be taken for granted that Social Security was “the third rail” of American politics. This was before Reaganites, and then Clintonites, set out to privatize some or all of it …;

In America’s Drone Wars, Collateral Damage Comes Home, on nakd capitalism (first on Tom Dispatch), by Yves Smith, April 22, 2016: Americans regularly find it difficult to muster up much compassion for innocent bystanders who are killed in the name of war, particularly in drone strikes, since they are depicted as more surgical. In fact, targets are regularly mis-identified and the bombings are often in pubic places, with deaths of innocents (in large numbers) guaranteed. But who cares if it’s brown people who live in places most Americans can’t find on a map? One reason to care, aside from human decency, is self interest. All these murder toys are guaranteed to be used at home against people labeled as dissidents and malcontents …;

Inside the Devastation of America’s Drone Wars, on Tom Dispatch, by Pratap Chatterjee, April 21, 2016;

President Obama Can Help Save Saudi Youth Facing Beheading, on Code Pink.org, by Medea Benjmain, April 20, 2016;

uploaded by Stefan Molyneux:
Why Economic Collapse Will Happen – Peter Schiff and Stefan Molyneux, 58.07 min, April 20, 2016;
The Survival of Europe, prepare yourself accordingly, 29.47 min, April 18, 2016;

Expedition BeyondTomorrow: The Fit Children of Seinäjoki, on Spiegel Online International, by Jörg Römer and Janita Hämäläinen, April 20, 2016;

Did the Vatican Just Throw Out Its Just War Doctrine? on Political Violence @ a Glance, by Erica Chenoweth for Denver Dialogues, April 19, 2016;

About the Panama Papers, on Süddeutsche Zeitung.de, by Frederik Obermaier, Bastian Obermayer, Vanessa Wormer and Wolfgang Jaschensky,
inkl.video, 10.36 min, April 2016; more on Google Web-search;

Canada Toronto: City Committee to Discuss Final Report from Mayor’s Advisory Panel on Poverty, dans Talk radio AM640, by Natalie Lovie, April 18, 2016;

UK: The solution to (nearly) everything is working less, on The Guardian, by Rutger Bregman, April 18, 2016;

Canada: Snub to Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program in Alberta budget irks advocates, on Calgary Sun, by Bill Kaufmann, April 17, 2016;

John Grisham Interview: I’m Not Worried about Trump, on Spiegel Online International, Interview conducted by Marc Pitzke, April 18, 2016;

Suisse: Les socialistes refusent l’initiative pour le revenu de base, le 16 avril: … cette initiative est dangereuse, a résumé la vaudoise Géraldine Savary. Elle n’a rien d’une utopie sympathique, elle représente au contraire une contre-réforme qui menace de manière directe ce que nous avons construit depuis des décennies …;
(mon commentaire: j’ai la suspicion qu’on nous réduise à la fin à notre journalier bol de riz, comme disait une fois Georges Marchais. Ce revenu sera très bon quand 1): NOUS TOUS nous avons un contrôle transparent sur la haute finance, et 2): nous sommes capables de créer un ‘équilibre entre l’output de notre travail et garantir une distribution efficace couvrant les besoins réels de nous tous’, ce à quoi nous devons encore être éduqués* – Heidi).
*(mais si, mais si, je dis bien EDUQUES);

Suisse – Assemblée du PS: report du débat sur un “EEE 2.0″ et soutien à l’asile, dans ArcInfo.ch, le 16 avril 2016 (voir dossier des Votations du 5 juin 2016);

Suisse: Les délégués socialistes boudent l’idée d’un «EEE 2.0», dans ArcInfo.ch, le 16 avril 2016;

Suisse: Soutien socialiste à la révision de la loi sur l’asile, dans SWI swissinfo.ch, le 16 avril 2016: … c’est la première fois que les délégués du PS Suisse acceptent une modification de la loi sur l’asile. Le parti a justifié sa position en expliquant que la réforme défendue par la conseillère fédérale socialiste Simonetta Sommaruga allait dans le sens des intérêts des requérants d’asile …;

Women and the War on Drugs, on Toward Freedom, by Robin Lloyd, April 14, 2016;

Dollar Will Collapse 100%, 14.16 min, uploaded by Economy News Today, April 13, 016 … (he thinks on 28 May 2016): the dollar collapse will be the single largest event in human history. This will be the first event that will touch every single living person in the world. All human activity is controlled by money. Our wealth,our work,our food,our government,even our relationships are affected by money …; Website: Euro Pacific Capital;

For inspiration to find unknown websites: Earth Day on Google Images-search;

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